- 97 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 18, 1917
- Place of birth:
- Date of passing: Feb 23, 2015
- Place of passing:
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Pansy be with us forever|
Pansy Joy Allem, 97, March 18, 1917 – February 23, 2015. Born to Solomon & Ramza Hamaty in Jamaica, West Indies. Pansy was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, woman and friend. All those who knew Pansy will miss her laughter, kindness, resilient strength and loving intentions.
Pansy came to the United States from Jamaica to attend college. While in the states, she met and later married Amin Allem on January 20, 1946. After several years in Allentown, Pennsylvania, they made their home in Miami, Florida. She was very active as a volunteer at her childrens’ school and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Following her husband’s death, Pansy relocated to Palm Beach Gardens where she became an active member of the Palm Beach Gardens Women’s Club. She had a passion of giving her time and talents to those around her; she was a true servant leader. In 2013, Pansy moved to Tallahassee where she lived out her days surrounded by her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Some of her favorite times were spent at the water’s edge, feet in the sand and telling her family stories of her life. Laughing with her was a wonderful treasure.
Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amin Allem; brothers, Lynval, Evelyn, Edward and Emile Hamaty. She is survived by her children, Kay Stephenson (Mike), A.G. Allem, Roy Allem (Susan); sisters, Cynthia Skaff, Una Bardowell; grandchildren, Christina Lake (William), Michael Stephenson (Laura), Stephani Miller, Alyssa Allem; great grandchildren, Cooper Lake, Ava Lake, McKenzie Miller, Ella Lake, Scarlett Stephenson, Hudson Miller, Sloan Stephenson and Savannah Stephenson.
A celebration of Pansy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 14th, at 11:30 am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671
Shriner’s Children’s Hospital:
"Happy birthday mom. We all miss and love your very much. Roy"
"Happy 100th Grandma! We miss you so much and look forward to seeing your smile again! Love you so much!"
"Happy Birthday Mom.I love you always and forever. .Tell Dad and Aunt Catherine I miss them and love them dearly. A.G. Jr."
"I Miss You & Dad so much! Today is Christina and Bill's 20th wedding anniversary and Dad's birthday--lots to celebrate today and then you will be 100 years old in just three days, March 18, 2017. Sometimes when I first awake I think you both are still here laughing and enjoying grandchildren and eight beautiful great grandchildren. You both brought so much happiness to all of our lives. Although I will always miss you and its hard being apart, I have not really lost you both because you will always live in my heart. Love You So Very Much"
"Hugs and more Aunt Pansy...
You are special indeed..."
"Hi Mom, as you already know,I miss you always not just today , and I will miss you until we meet up again as I know we will.Give my best to dad , aunt Catherine and all the rest,Let them know I miss them .Thank you sweetheart. A.G. Jr."
"Thinking of you on this day. You are always remembered as being a loving Mother,sister, and grandmother. May you rest in peace"
"Hi mom, Happy 99th birthday,I don't have to tell you how much I miss you as you already know ! I know you are with dad, aunt Catherine, and all those who have crossed oover.I look forward to the day we are all together again as we all have to return home one day.As Christ taught the world."We may be in this world but we are not of this world.". Mom I love you, dad,aunt Catherine ,forever and the rest. A.G. "number one son !""
"Missing you on what would be your 99nth birthday! Love you so much and know you are celebrating with grandpa! God bless you GG!"
"Wow, today is your 99th Birthday and I know you, Dad and our entire family in heaven are celebrating together. I will never forget all of the memories of times together at our house and at Uncle Eddie & Aunt Anise's house, the fun times and laughter. God Bless you on your birthday and know that you will always be in our hearts. Love You More Everyday"
"Mom we miss you everyday and love you. You are with us all everyday. Love your son Roy"
"I see your smile, hear your infectious laugh, and feel your presence every day. Your memory will live in our hearts forever. We love and miss you so much Mom"
"On this 1st anniversary of my grandmother's passing...be encouraged and at peace as we remember 1Thessalonians 4:13:18 NIV.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage one another with these words."
"This past Sunday Mom was part of an All Saints Day Memorial Service at St. Marks Episcopal Church where her service was performed. A.G. attended to represent the family. Our entire family appreciate the Christian love expressed. Love, Kay"
"Happy Mother's Day Grandma! We love you, miss you, and can't wait to see you again."
"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the family. Memories do not grow old...Love, Sonia"
"Pansy you almost made it to 98. Happy Birthday. I know you are with the Blessed Lord. You will always be remembered as a loving mother ,grand and great grandmother and sister. Your memories will linger forever. Your sister."
"Happy Birthday Grandma! I know you are cooking up a feast for family and friends in heaven...laughing and celebrating your 98th! We will be doing the same here in your honor...waiting for the day when we see you again! I love you!"
"It must be God speaking to me today or is it you.....for today is your birthday.....so Happy Birthday in heaven Aunt Pansy. Rest in Peace and have fun with my beloved Grandma Tati and all those who have left us to join our Lord and Savior....I hope you are singing and dancing up there. We will love and miss you dearly."
"I still remember the first time I met Pansy. So full of laughter, life, and love. Our family was blessed to know her and are so sorry for your loss.
All our love and prayers, The O'Connor Family"
"Our family was blessed to spend time with Pansy and so enjoyed watching her spend precious time with her great grandchildren at Chris and Bill's home. The children will cherish those wonderful memories forever!
With God's Grace, The Ray Family"
"I will miss Pansy. My Mother adored her, Pansy was always there for her.Our hearts go out to her family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them. May her memory be eternal"
"An Irish Blessing
May the roads rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm your face and until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love you Pansy Marge and Bill"
"A treasure beyond all measure! I was so blessed to be her granddaughter. She loved with her whole heart - complete unconditional love!"
""Asleep in the gentle arms of Jesus." We will miss her, but her memory lives on in our heart and minds."
"Only loving memories! She will be "Forever Missed""
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